Education Update

skills-maintSkills Maintenance

The annual Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram is well under way with three ses­sions already com­pleted and good num­bers attend­ing each. Thank you every­one for com­ing along, we trust you have found the pro­gram help­ful in pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for you to update/refresh your knowl­edge and skills.
Thank you to the awe­some team of Train­ers, Asses­sors and assis­tants who help make the pro­gram work, specifically….Lloyd Brosens, Lyn Brosens, Lau­rie Camp­bell, Sandy Clarke, Guy Edwards, Simon Gid­ley, Bar­bara Loudon, Jacquie McGre­gor, Ed Neilan, Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski and Anna Young who have been involved with the pro­gram to date. A spe­cial thank you to Edu­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tors extra­or­di­naire – Amanda Lam­bert and Chrissie Payne.

There are a cou­ple of changes for the next few dates – the ses­sion on Wednes­day 18 Octo­ber has been can­celled. The ses­sion on Sat­ur­day 21 Octo­ber will com­prise both Dry and Wet ses­sions and will still start at 1pm sharp. Please arrive 15 min­utes prior, so sign on and group assign­ments can be com­pleted. Hope­fully we shall have enough Train­ers and Asses­sors to com­plete the pro­gram by 4pm. Again, the focus is on updat­ing, then apply­ing the key knowl­edge and skills in a range of sce­nar­ios.

The fol­low­ing week will see the Dry ses­sion changed to Thurs­day 26 Octo­ber, com­menc­ing at 6pm – we shall have more space for this one! The final sched­uled Wet ses­sion is Sat­ur­day 4 Novem­ber, start­ing at 8am.

Mem­bers who are unable to make the sched­uled dates should advise proficiency@mullaloosurf.com.au as soon as pos­si­ble, so we can make addi­tional plans. Remem­ber – the Train­ers and Asses­sors attend mul­ti­ple ses­sions and will be busy in the period lead­ing up to Christ­mas as the squads will be due for assess­ment.

Bronze Medallion program

Both Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 groups have been formed, with the Bronze 1 group all suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing their qual­i­fy­ing swim on Sat­ur­day 14 Octo­ber and begin­ning their pro­gram on Mon­day 16 Octo­ber. Reg­is­tra­tions for the Bronze 2 group is now closed and they are not far behind, with both groups being fin­ished before Christ­mas.

Nipper Rescue Certificate (NRC)

SLSWA launched the Nip­per Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate on 4 Octo­ber and inter­est for this addi­tional water safety qual­i­fi­ca­tion has been sub­stan­tial. The pro­gram is an intro­duc­tion to pro­vid­ing water safety for our future life­savers, and may be a path­way to gain­ing fur­ther awards as both inter­est and abil­ity are devel­oped. The sin­gle ses­sion, three hours long course begins next Sat­ur­day, 21 Octo­ber, com­menc­ing at 8am sharp on our own beau­ti­ful beach. 47 mem­bers have expressed their inter­est and arrange­ments for the first pro­gram will be final­ized over the next few days with an email being sent to those who have expressed inter­est.

This is also a call for Train­ers and Asses­sors to assist with deliv­ery of this totally prac­ti­cal pro­gram – please advise your abil­ity to assist via the Courses email

Not sure if this is a pro­gram for you? Come down and watch – and you may change your mind!
Another NRC course will be run in the near future.

Other Education activity

Keep check­ing the club cal­en­dar and eNews, for fur­ther infor­ma­tion on more courses.
An IRB Crew­per­son course will start soon – arrange­ments and Train­ers are being finalised as this goes to press.

The Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques course begins on Mon­day 6 Novem­ber and the Pain Man­age­ment course is on either 18 Decem­ber and 20 Decem­ber – remem­ber to check the pre­req­ui­sites for this one, as the First Aid and Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion awards must both be cur­rent before you do the Pain Man­age­ment course.

Reg­is­tra­tions for the Jan­u­ary BM/SRC course will open in the next cou­ple of weeks.

Train­ers and Asses­sors – your assis­tance with, and involve­ment in, the Edu­ca­tion pro­gram is invited, is most wel­come and cer­tainly very much appre­ci­ated. It would be great if you could indi­cate your avail­abil­ity.

traineesFinally – a BIG thank you to those mem­bers who have indi­cated their inter­est in becom­ing a Trainer. Thank you espe­cially to Todd Bartlett, Natalie God­win and Rob­bie Payne – all of whom attended the SLSWA Trainer Course on 14/10/2017. Their next chal­lenge is to put their learn­ing into prac­tice – please sup­port them.

Bring on sea­son 2017/18!

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